The Cracks & The Crevices

by Meghan Arias

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released July 17, 2012

All songs written by Meghan Arias (BMI)

Produced by Deke Spears
(with Meghan as the occasional co-pilot e'er now and again...)

Recorded, engineered, and mixed by Deke Spears at Revolver in Atlanta, GA

Mastering by Alex Lowe at Red Tuxedo Studios in Atlanta, GA

Lead Vocals, piano, organ, synth, and BGVs: Meghan Arias

All guitars, synth, percussion, BGVs, and special seasonings: Deke Spears

Drums: Brad Hagen

Trombone: Dave Daly

Trumpet: Russell Sauve

Violin & Viola: Nirvana Kelly

Album artwork by: Zack Arias

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Meghan Arias Atlanta, Georgia

I find my music in the cracks and the crevices. Moments stolen when small hands and sweet voices are sleeping.

A lot of my time is given to loving on my children and doing the best I can to ensure that when they're old enough to sit down and have a beer with, they'll be the kind of people I'd want to sit down and have a beer with.
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Track Name: Bullshop
Were that I to say
What I want to say
Would you hear me out
How I’m so full of doubt
Why the fits and starts
And the falling apart
Are your many seams
Breaking ‘cause of me?

I’m like china in a bullshop
One false move and I’ll drop
It’s my broken heart you’ll be picking up
Off the floor

I’m cutting to the chase
Trying on a brave face
To make it through the day
It’s a give and it’s a take
Like water off the back
I duck through all the cracks
And skip all of the stones
Meant to break my bones

I’m like china in a bullshop
Once false move and I’ll drop
It’s my broken heart you’ll be picking up
Off the floor
On the way out the door

And all the kings horses
And all the kings men
Cannot put my heart
Together again
Track Name: Unrequited
Would I say I didn’t love you out of spite?
Would I say I didn’t love you to prove I was right?
Would I say I didn’t care to make a point or two
That I will not be another game for you?

This uninvited
Unrequited
I’m so delighted
To be blindsided

Would I say I didn’t love you to be first?
Would I say I didn’t love you so I wouldn’t hurt the worst?
Would I say I didn’t care to make a point to you
That this is not just another song ‘bout a heart broken in two?

It’s time to figure out that
I’ve been such a clown
It’s time to figure out that
I’ve been such a clown for you.
Such a clown for you.
Track Name: No Shame
It might be a pattern
That I'm repeating
Walking in shoes
I never saw fitting
Let them say what they will say
They'll say it anyway

Careful, a few of my wounds
Haven't healed
Some would be turning me still
On some kind of prayer wheel
Let them say what they will say
They'll say it anyway

And there was losing
In the finding
I would do it
Again if I had to
Call it selfish
Call it wicked
But there is no shame
In surviving

Watch how all of the
Sides have been formed
Fortresses made from their
Side glances and scorn
Let them say what they will say
They'll say it anyway

Careful, much of the grace has flown
With vows that
The road I'm on is
One they would never go
Let them say what they will say
I once said the same things
Track Name: Have A Good Life
Cut out your heart
Everyday
To make the space
For their forays
Yet to grieve this
You feel won’t achieve much
With all that must done
Time to grow up

To dream of escape
Some muddled days
Brings on a guilt
You cannot face and
Oh the differential
From your young girl potential
What you might have become
Try to hang on and


Have a good life
A more than just get by
You have a good life

So you give up
For a someday
‘Cause you are in
A noble play
A role you won’t surrender
And you think they won’t remember
What you really ought to do
Is to get over you and...

Oh, how your heart will break
Living under your old mistakes